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Sam Donald
05-29-2011, 07:06 AM
is it good for u

does it build stronger legs

Wqharris
05-29-2011, 07:28 AM
You'd be better off running without them and do gym exercises to build strength. Running with ankle weights seems like a fast track to injury

Rockin'
05-29-2011, 08:37 AM
I had a 165lb St. Bernard dog named Larry(R.I.P). For strength I would put him on my shoulders and walk up and down the bleachers at my High School for 45 minutesl. Man that worked great. Do you have a dog?...........Rockin':boxing:

Shabba Rank$
05-29-2011, 08:50 AM
I heard that ****s bad for your knees.

Makes water build up in them or some ****.

You're better off running with a weight vest and/or doing strength training exercises for your legs at the gym.

Spartacus Sully
05-29-2011, 08:51 AM
is it good for u

does it build stronger legs

get a weighted vest if you want to run with weights.

ankle weights are for walking and burning fat, not for running.

Josh_Shing
05-30-2011, 05:50 AM
I know from personal experience and from others that ankle weights will just mess up your ankles if you use it for quick, more strenuous movements like running/sprinting. It's so much more useful to just do barbell squats or dumbell squats. One legged squats are really good for building leg strength. They're pretty challenging at first, but fun.

Be_kind_rewind
05-30-2011, 10:24 PM
I had a 165lb St. Bernard dog named Larry(R.I.P). For strength I would put him on my shoulders and walk up and down the bleachers at my High School for 45 minutesl. Man that worked great. Do you have a dog?...........Rockin':boxing:



What was wrong with carrying inanimate objects, lol? would you wanna sit on someones shoulders for 45 minutes up and down the bleachers just sayin

redizdead
06-01-2011, 06:09 AM
just to understand, walking around all day with ankle weights could be good? help burn fat ? or strenghten the legs? or both?

Spartacus Sully
06-01-2011, 06:19 AM
just to understand, walking around all day with ankle weights could be good? help burn fat ? or strenghten the legs? or both?

walking with ankle weights will help burn fat. your body uses fat and carbs as its main source of fuel. with low intensity exercise like walking you body tends to use a greater % of fat as fuel. with high intensity exercises like sprinting your body tends to use a higher % of carbs/glucose as fuel.

when you walk around with ankle weights you add resistance to normal walking increasing the calories burned, because walking is still low intensity even with the ankle weights you burn more fat day to day.

your not going to notice much increases in leg strength so your going to want to do long distance jogging, sprinting, and strength training for this.

i dont know how good walking around with ankle weights on all day is, but an hour walk everyday with ankle weights will defiantly help you burn fat with out damaging your joints. you can up the calories burned even more by adding things like a backpack with weights, a weighted vest, or carrying light 5-10 lb dumbells while you walk and doing arm/shoulder/back exercises such as curling, lat raises, over head presses, and anything else you can think of.

redizdead
06-01-2011, 06:35 AM
walking with ankle weights will help burn fat. your body uses fat and carbs as its main source of fuel. with low intensity exercise like walking you body tends to use a greater % of fat as fuel. with high intensity exercises like sprinting your body tends to use a higher % of carbs/glucose as fuel.

when you walk around with ankle weights you add resistance to normal walking increasing the calories burned, because walking is still low intensity even with the ankle weights you burn more fat day to day.

your not going to notice much increases in leg strength so your going to want to do long distance jogging, sprinting, and strength training for this.

i dont know how good walking around with ankle weights on all day is, but an hour walk everyday with ankle weights will defiantly help you burn fat with out damaging your joints. you can up the calories burned even more by adding things like a backpack with weights, a weighted vest, or carrying light 5-10 lb dumbells while you walk and doing arm/shoulder/back exercises such as curling, lat raises, over head presses, and anything else you can think of.

very interesting stuff!
SO if I understand this right.... cycling on a stationnary bike at 150 bpm doesn't really help you lose fat? running without sprinting helps more?
A friend of mine told me to walk uphill to lose weight. now I understand why... it's like walking with weights, right?

and if I do this, walk one hour a day with wieghts, and do arm exercises, I will burn fat AND strenghten my shoulders? that would be nice...

Spartacus Sully
06-01-2011, 06:59 AM
very interesting stuff!
SO if I understand this right.... cycling on a stationnary bike at 150 bpm doesn't really help you lose fat? running without sprinting helps more?
A friend of mine told me to walk uphill to lose weight. now I understand why... it's like walking with weights, right?

and if I do this, walk one hour a day with wieghts, and do arm exercises, I will burn fat AND strenghten my shoulders? that would be nice...

cycling is great for burning fat, just do it at an easy pace like 10-12 mph.

exercise creates a calorie deficit any exercise that you continually do will help you lose weight if you watch what you eat.

a while back i would go for 30 min to 1 hour walks though trails at the local park with 10 lbs on each leg and 10 lbs on each arm. id do 10 sets of 50 curls on each arm, 10 sets of 25 lat raises for each arm and and 10 sets of 50 overhead presses on each arm id do 1 set of each then walk for a few mins then do another set of each then walk for a few mins ect ect ect. i lost alot of weight while gaining some muscle on my arms and shoulders. Id defiantly recommend it to some one who has weight to lose though i would not start off with 10 lbs, 5 or less would probly be alot better for starters.

of course every body is different so try out the walking with weights experiment with it and try what your body feels is best, if your not doing it ever day thats fine, if some days you take off from the arm exercises and just walk thats fine as long as you keep going out there and exercising your going to see differences.

redizdead
06-01-2011, 12:04 PM
:You_Rock_

nice, thank you!
I'll try that, definitely... to bad there's no "get in shape" contest anymore, I'd have liked to participate!
I'm so hooked to boxing...
ok so I'll try your stuff and keep you updated. I really want the best results as fast as I can, I have strong legs because I played hockey for 10 years, so I'll get 10 pounds weights for my ankles, and 5 for my arms. I'll do it in the morning, and then my trainings are at 5... Just one thing, did you use to monitor your heartrate? if so, what was it like? from what I understand, I shouldnt try to make it a hard, physical effort....

Spartacus Sully
06-01-2011, 12:15 PM
:You_Rock_

nice, thank you!
I'll try that, definitely... to bad there's no "get in shape" contest anymore, I'd have liked to participate!
I'm so hooked to boxing...
ok so I'll try your stuff and keep you updated. I really want the best results as fast as I can, I have strong legs because I played hockey for 10 years, so I'll get 10 pounds weights for my ankles, and 5 for my arms. I'll do it in the morning, and then my trainings are at 5... Just one thing, did you use to monitor your heartrate? if so, what was it like? from what I understand, I shouldnt try to make it a hard, physical effort....

nah, its just walking there's really no need to keep track of your heart rate i doubt it will get above 120 when your doing the arm exercises.

as a note this isnt the best thing for boxing, thats a mix of interval training and long slow distance jogs. this is the best for losing weight, eventually when you get down to the weight you want to be at your going to want to stop with the weighted walks and start jogging/interval training with out any weights.

redizdead
06-01-2011, 12:41 PM
ok... but can I do both? this in the morning, and 2 hours boxing in the evening? Or should I alternate, let's say boxing on monday, wednesday and friday, walks on thursdays and tuesdays?

Spartacus Sully
06-01-2011, 12:56 PM
ok... but can I do both? this in the morning, and 2 hours boxing in the evening? Or should I alternate, let's say boxing on monday, wednesday and friday, walks on thursdays and tuesdays?

I dont really know, Im sure you can do the walks with just the ankle weights, the point of that is that your burning fat so your not taxing your muscles and your not burning your glucose stores.

id say try it with out the arm exercises and then try it with and see if there is a noticeable diffrence in your performance.

i wouldnt recommend boxing for 2 hours 5 days of the week if your just starting out, you might find your shoulders getting sore and making it harder to train and forcing you to take a week - weeks off to recover.

as i said every ones body is different, you know what your options are just do what keeps your body from getting too sore and your actual training in the gym at its peak.

redizdead
06-01-2011, 01:47 PM
so, if I feel no weakness, no lost of speed or strenght or stamina, I can do as much as I want?

anyway next week I'll try your walk thing, with the arm exercises. I feel strong man... and if I feel it weakens me, then I'll do it without the arms. I'll keep you updated!

Spartacus Sully
06-01-2011, 02:57 PM
so, if I feel no weakness, no lost of speed or strenght or stamina, I can do as much as I want?

anyway next week I'll try your walk thing, with the arm exercises. I feel strong man... and if I feel it weakens me, then I'll do it without the arms. I'll keep you updated!

kinda like as far as what you do in a day, but recovery is important it helps your muscles get stronger and repair as well recovery/cut back weeks help you come back even stronger then before.

as well there is such a thing as over training, you dont want to go all out for 10 days straight, hit a wall and just not have the energy to train for a month.

you really want to make sure you have atleast 1 day for recovery a week if not more as well as 1 day for active recovery where you just go for a walk, a light bike ride, or easy paced swimming.